Senior Patternmaker

Full Time Role Commencing ASAP

 

 

ABOUT SIR

 

SIR. is an Australian privately-owned company which designs and manufactures high-end women’s fashion. Clothing is globally distributed through its online platform (www.sirthelabel.com) along with a number of leading international wholesalers. Offices are located in Rosebery, Sydney with the team consisting of cofounders/creative directors (Nikki Campbell & Sophie Coote) and teams in online, design, wholesale, retail, and logistics.


SIR. has garnered international acclaim for its singular aesthetic centred on sustainable basics and distinct, minimalist yet feminine silhouettes. Neutral tones and delicate fabrics form the foundation of the SIR offering, punctuated by thoughtful feminine details designed to complement the body.


SIR promotes a conscious approach, continuously evaluating its social and environmental impact to facilitate educated and sustainable business growth. Gearing all brand operations towards a more sustainable future, relationships with makers and energy-efficient production models are supported by mandates of inclusivity, diversity, and transparency, reflecting care confidently back into each of the brand's designs.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Patternmaker to join our team. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of our block library and driving consistency across garment fit for our seasonal collections. You will work closely with the Senior Designer and the Development team to ensure the highest quality standards are met.

 

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

 

  • Create patterns for seasonal collections in StyleCAD or Clo systems via product sketches, samples, or from an existing library of blocks and patterns.
  • Assist in the development of the block library, ensuring consistency across garment fits.
  • Develop styles that are considerate of yield and price point without compromising design.
  • Log an accurate history of all garment alterations and comments within associated tech packs.
  • Perform pattern alterations at all stages of development and production as necessary.
  • Finalize all patterns in line with design and development critical path timelines.
  • Create costing markers and record accurate yields as required.
  • Participate in fittings and maintain notes on all alterations with support from the design/development team.
  • Work with external sample machinists to achieve the best quality make and most cost-effective method of garment construction when required.
  • Ensure all patterns passed for grading are complete and correct.
  • Produce sample markers for cutting as required.
  • QC samples first for all sampling stages ensuring vendors have followed pattern and make guidelines.
  • Review graded nests as required.
  • Oversee external services, such as digitizing, cut, or make.
  • Assist with sample cutting if required.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE ROLE

 

  • At least 10 years of industry experience in patternmaking.
  • Digital patternmaking experience, Clo or StyleCAD preferred.
  • Degree in Design or equivalent.
  • Strong technical knowledge of fit and construction across all categories, including knitwear.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience in a similar role within a design-led brand.
  • Ability to foresee trends and align them with the SIR brand identity.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experimental mindset, open to trying new ways of doing things.
  • High confidence to work autonomously.
  • Collaborative style, with the ability to develop solid relationships with vendors and within the business.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and resilient work practices.

 

HOW TO APPLY  

 

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter addressing the role requirements as detailed above to gab@sirthelabel.com. Please note: due to the large volume of applications, we can only respond to those who have successfully fulfilled our initial criteria.